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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
56,540 miles
Total Complaints:
23 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. the differential was rebuilt (13 reports)
  2. not sure (8 reports)
  3. being rebulit (2 reports)
2004 Ford F-150 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Feb 012008

F-150 XL 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


I thought this was a tranny problem. Symptom was a hard shift at low speeds. If your Truck is doing this, have the rear diff checked!!!

- , Hermitage, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 062007

F-150 FX4 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,600 miles

Had to have the differential replaced right after the truck came off warranty. There was even a TSB issued on 11/28/05 in reference to the faulty differential. Of course, Ford only offered to pay for the parts, so it still ended up costing me $850. If Ford knows there is a problem why don't they recall the damn thing. Of course, my letter for full reimbursement was rejected. Hello Toyota, anyone wanna buy a Ford?

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 142007

(reported on)

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Ford is a great Toyota spokesperson. My 1989 F150 differential failed at 100K miles. My 1995 F150 differential failed at 100K and again at 200K miles. Now my 2004 F150 differential has failed at 100K miles. Maybe I'm a slow learner.

- , Berrien Center, MI, USA

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